Saturday, February 11, 2012

Crime Fiction News (Feb 11): Janet Evanovich, J.A. Jance, Eric Wilson

In this week's crime fiction news, personal branding expert Dan Schawbel has a conversation with best-selling author Janet Evanovich about how her success in the publishing world has led to a family business, why she has turned to co-authoring as a means to getting more titles to the market, and more. (Unfortunately, he did not manage to ask many questions of her about "personal branding," which seems like a wasted opportunity.)

Recent crime, suspense and mystery fiction news, reviews, and interviews
01 Janet Evanovich on Becoming a Literary Success (Forbes)
02 Reading Aloud (J.A. Jance)
03 Q&A: Eric Wilson, author of Two Seconds Late (The Big Thrill)
04 Readers picking crime novels over romance (Hindustan Times)
05 Murder, they wrote (Mid-Day)
06 Reader, interrupted: the downside of digital (The Kill Zone)
07 Spotlight: Not This Time by Vicki Hinze (The Big Thrill)
08 Happy Birthday, Charles Dickens (Mystery Fanfare)
09 Book Review Club: Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny (Scott D Parker)
10 Hero Complex: Jaden Terrell talks about her debut thriller, Racing the Devil (Chapter 16)
11 "After the Fall" by Elaine Viets (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine's Podcast)
12 “The Girl in the Golden Gown” by Robert S. Levinson (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine's Fiction Podcast)
13 Book Review: Top Suspense - Favorite Kills by The Top Suspense Group ‎ (Seattle Post Intelligencer)

THRILL OF IT ALL'S TOP 20 (new entries in bold)
01 All Aboard For Murder: 10 Mysteries and Thrillers On Trains
02 Crime Fiction News (Feb 4): Libraries, J.A. Konrath, Val McDermid, Elmore Leonard
03 Amateur sleuth CASEY ALEXANDER by Elizabeth Ludwig and Janelle Mowery
04 The Complete PARKER by Richard Stark
05 Oh, right, the podcast. There's been a slight delay.
06 Complete MEG LANGSLOW by Donna Andrews
07 How to write a cozy mystery
08 Complete SUZANNE HART (Donut Shop Mysteries) by Jessica Beck
09 Complete A.J. RAFFLES by E. W. Hornung
10 Amateur Sleuth TRISH CUNNINGHAM by Candice Speare Prentice
11 Murder Mystery in Nashville Feb 17
12 Complete THE SPELLMANS by Lisa Lutz
13 Complete PETER DECKER and RINA LAZARUS by Faye Kellerman
14 Crime Fiction News (Jan 28): Steven James, Edgar Allan Poe
15 Complete ALI REYNOLDS by JA Jance
16 Mystery Writers Talk Crime in the City
17 Complete The Bug Man mysteries by Tim Downs
18 Dark Horse Presents 'Miss Marple meets Dexter'
19 Complete PATRICK BOWERS by Steven James
20 Spyglass Lane Mysteries for less than a dollar!
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